Youth Global Network (Creative Coding for Change)

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Host Organization:  Youth Global Network (Creative Coding for Change)

Website:    http://www.ygn.org.hk/en/home/

Brief organization profile: Youth Global Network (YGN) is established under the extended ministry of Breakthrough, a non-profit making organization anchored on Christian faith, with a mission to gather and equip the youth with global perspective to deliver acts of justice and mercy with local impact.

City:  Hong Kong

Internship format:  In-person (pending Stanford, host country, and host organization travel policies.)

Internship Department:  Creative Coding for Change (Project-C)

Department Profile: Project C is a ministry under Youth Global Network (YGN), aiming to provide alternative pathways for less resourceful youth to gain more technology education, employment opportunities and social integration through innovative computer coding and community mentoring programs.

Project description: We are recruiting summer interns for the “Creative Coding for Change (Project C)” (http://projectc.ygn.org.hk/). 

The aim of “Project C” specifically is to bridge digital divide and social divide through a series of computer coding and mentoring programs. It is an ambitious global project, with planned deployment in Hong Kong, China, Cambodia, India and Ghana. We look for interns who can help with the technical development of the software especially with regard to artificial intelligence technology and user interface development, as well as in curriculum development and teaching of technology.

Number of Position(s):   2

Work Hours and Internship Start/End Dates: (Fulltime/Five days a week, June 20- August 12, 2022)   

Work Attire:  Smart casual

Local Language:  Cantonese (Not required)

Additional desired intern qualifications:  Prefer students with some programming background (experience with HTML, CSS, JS, React and relational database e.g. MySQL would be preferred), or with interest in curriculum development and teaching coding with background in technology education, who would like to help the underprivileged in bridging digital divide and social divide, and enjoy interacting with others. Students who have experience in React development would also be preferred.

Location:
Hong Kong
City or Cities:
Hong Kong
Eligibility:
  • You need to log in with your SUNet ID at the upper right corner on the application platform before you can start the application process. 
  • Preference is given to undergraduate students majoring in East Asian Studies.
  • For summer 2022, proof of vaccination will be required for all undergraduate travel, with no exceptions. The final decision to proceed with the international learning opportunities is dependent upon factors such as a continued decline in case numbers and increase in vaccinations in specific locations. Policies regarding travel (domestic or international) and international internships will be updated as University policies evolve. Visit Health Alerts for Stanford travelers for the most current travel guidance and restrictions due to COVID-19.

  • Travel Reservations Requirement: All interns are required to utilize Stanford Travel, a centralized booking program, when booking airfare, hotels, or rental cars for their internship experiences.

  • Students must be enrolled at Stanford in the quarter when they apply for an internship opportunity (Winter), and will need to be enrolled in undergraduate study in the quarter when grant funding is disbursed (Spring). Applicants participating in off-campus Stanford programs are welcome to apply, but it is the responsibility of the applicant to compile, collate, and submit a complete application.

  • Internship participants must certify that they are in good academic standing, and may not participate in the program or receive or retain internship stipends if they are on suspension.

  • International students must consult with Bechtel about interning in the U.S. or abroad in the summer. 

  • The Program is open to all undergraduate students. Seniors and coterm students are eligible as long as they do not confer their undergraduate degrees until after they complete their internships to remain eligible. 

  • Participants must be current Stanford students during the internship period. Graduating seniors must postpone graduation paperwork until the internship ends, but may participate in commencement. For summer graduation requirements, including details regarding enrollment requirements and information about participation in the June commencement ceremonies, students should contact their major department's student services office and Registrar's Office for graduation quarter petition.

  • Preferably, before beginning their internships, selected candidates should have taken at least one course regarding the internship region. The course can be taken in the quarter prior to the internship. 

  • Interns must commit to full-time work (a minimum of 35 hours per week) for at least 8 weeks. 

  • To be eligible for a stipend, students must maintain health insurance for the duration of their internship.

For more internship positions provided by the Stanford Global Studies Internship Program, please see our internship listing

Each applicant can apply for a maximum of two positions within the program. If you apply more than two positions, we will only accept the first two applications based on the time of your submission. 

Stanford reserves the right to cancel or modify any award before or during the internship for any reason, including natural disasters, emergencies, or compliance with the University travel policy at healthalerts.stanford.edu.

For more information, please see Eligibility and Stipend.

If you have ANY questions, please email globalinternships [at] stanford.edu. Please also see FAQ

Time of Year:
Summer
Open To:
Freshman
Sophomore
Junior
Senior
Co-term
Master's

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Stanford Global Studies Internship Program